Leptocyon Matthew 1918 (canine)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Synonym: Neocynodesmus Macdonald 1963

Full reference: W. D. Matthew. 1918. Contributions to the Snake Creek Fauna with notes upon the Pleistocene of western Nebraska, American Museum Expedition of 1916. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 38(7):183-229

Parent taxon: Caninae according to S. R. May 2019

See also Carroll 1988, Gregory 1942, Macdonald 1963, Matthew 1918, Munthe 1998, Smith et al. 2016, Tedford et al. 2009, Wang and Tedford 2008 and Webb 1969

Sister taxa: Canini, Eucyon, Vulpini

Subtaxa: Leptocyon delicatus Leptocyon douglassi Leptocyon gregorii Leptocyon leidyi Leptocyon matthewi Leptocyon mollis Leptocyon tejonensis Leptocyon vafer Leptocyon vulpinus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (3: Saskatchewan collections), United States (105: California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas)

• Harrisonian of United States (10: Florida, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (8: California, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Oligocene of United States (2: South Dakota)

Total: 128 collections including 129 occurrences

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